Join us for a Willow Cultivation and Management course based on our Wetland Ecosystem Treatment (WET) System at Denmark Farm. Our WET System has specially designed and constructed ponds and earth banks, densely planted with wetland trees and marginal plants. As wastewater flows through, it is both purified by microbiological action and transpired by growing plants. In the process, a beautiful, species-rich wildlife habitat is created, including a willow resource that can be used for basketry, hurdles, garden features or fuel, depending on the coppice cycle. Find out how the willow is cultivated and coppiced in order to keep the willow beds healthy and promote optimum growth Learn the traditional way that willow is sorted into lengths for weaving. Discover the best conditions for willow to be planted for growing your own at home During the morning session will be covering all the above points. After lunch we will continue with some willow coppicing to give you some practice cutting and grading the harvest. All proceeds from our events and holidays are ploughed directly back into managing our 40 acre nature reserve. Thank you for your support and please do come to visit soon.
What's included in the price?
Face to face teaching, tools & equipment, light refreshments. Please bring waterproof clothing and wellies. All tools will be provided.
Medium - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts
Denmark Farm Conservation Centre is a 40 acre nature reserve managed by the charity The Shared Earth Trust. We host a range of craft, sustainable living, conservation and ecology courses with all profits ploughed back into caring for the nature and wildlife on site.
- Parking provided
- Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
- Corporate days out & team building
- Suitable for beginners